With Halloween coming up, here's some ghostly history in Bulloch County
In my last column on wedding catering, I left out the biggest part: the cake! It's not that I forgot this wedding essential, but that the wedding cake is in a category by itself. Think of it this way: everyone will complement the bride's dress, even if she looks like a poodle in a hammock, but everyone will be honest about the cake.
Joni Poppell of Guyton announces the engagement of her daughter, Mandi Joy of Guyton, to Matthew Ryan Page, son of Ronnie and Debbie Page.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I've noticed you often recommend seeing specialists, having tests, X-rays, etc. Maybe in your circle health testing is as free as breathing oxygen, but most people I know can't afford all this testing. Even if they have insurance, insurers charge such high co-payments and then pass 90 percent of medical costs back to the patient.
WASHINGTON - Immunity for telecommunications companies that tapped Americans' telephones and computers without court approval could present a hurdle for a bill written to strengthen oversight of government surveillance.
Englishman David Bird has been writing humorous articles about the monks of St. Titus since 1978. He has just published his ninth book of these stories, "Heavenly Contracts" (Weidenfeld & Nicolson).
Full, uncut performance of the SEB band's award-winning show - presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.
In the year ahead, you could put far more irons in the fire than you ever have in the past, and more than a few of them will work out successfully. You'll be able to masterfully keep up with what is working well and draw strength from each.
MOUNT KELUD, Indonesia - Tens of thousands of people were ordered by police - some at gunpoint - to leave their homes on the slopes of one of Indonesia's deadliest volcanoes Friday after a series of underground tremors heightened fears of an imminent eruption.
BRISTOW, Va. - She was fined and got a suspended jail sentence, but Mona Shaw says she has no regrets about using a hammer to vent her frustration at a cable company.
WASHINGTON - Cold and cough medicines don't work in children and shouldn't be used in those younger than 6, federal health advisers recommended Friday.
NEW YORK - The calculus of living paycheck to paycheck in America is getting harder.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's harder to find a french fry in a school cafeteria these days, and junk food is less common at school fundraisers, a federal study out Friday has found.
LORIMOR, Iowa - Mayor Kent Forbes has learned a hard truth about small-town life in Iowa: Sometimes it stinks.
SPOKANE, Wash. - A man accused of raping his daughter and posting videos of the abuse online was arraigned Friday after returning to the United States from Hong Kong.
DARBY, Pa. - Authorities are attempting to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.
WUXI VILLAGE, China - The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month.
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ATLANTA - Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday.
On Tuesday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans at the Sun Belt Football Media Day, SBC commissioner Karl Benson expressed his support for a recent proposal that would change the NCAA Division-I landscape.
DALLAS - Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS - Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done.
INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss.
Over the last two decades, cell phones have gone from an expensive (and bulky!) luxury to an absolute necessity - the latter definition, of course, coming from your kids. But the way society is moving, it's becoming more and more difficult to deny that fact. Parents want their kids to have a way to call home in case of an emergency. Kids want to be able to be in contact with their friends.
As a marriage counselor, I see all sorts of couples in my office. They come to me with problems ranging from infidelity to not putting the cap back on the toothpaste. When they decide to go to marriage counseling, most couples have decided that their problems are so big that they need to get it sorted out - or else. However, there are a lot of problems couples have that aren't really problems at all. They're small enough that it's not really worth the argument.
A woman wanted in the 2012 shooting of her ex-boyfriend in Atlanta was apprehended Tuesday, at Claxton Poultry, according to Atlanta police.
The United States falls behind other countries in terms of federal protection and support for working parents. Individual states can implement policies to make it easier to be both a parent and an employee, but a report from the National Partnership for Women and Families shows that states don't rank too high, either.
Pharrell William's song, "Happy", has topped the music charts and kept people dancing all summer long. But do those who "clap along" really know what makes them happy?
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